It was late September, 2014. I was on stage in front of 250+ people, hosting our Titanium Mastermind in the Bahamas.
In one of the segments I was talking about goal setting, and how a person could use self-imposed consequences to dramatically increase the chance of implementation and achieving their goals (you can see that video HERE)
And then I shared some of my own business and fitness goals to the crowd, which included doing 500 push ups, 300 sit ups, and running 5 miles every single day.
For 90 days straight (I like to set high goals, but sometimes it gets me into trouble).
If I failed to achieve those goals, the consequence would be I’d donate $10,000 to charity.
To be completely honest, I did not have the slightest intention of having to donate the money.
In my mind, it was not an option. I’m a frugal guy and even though I’ve achieved complete financial freedom, I still regard $10,000 as a significant amount of money – way too much money to lose unnecessarily.
Well, on the 6th day of my new exercise routine, I was in extreme pain.
Running 5 miles / day, I could handle.
Doing 300 sit ups / day… I could almost handle.
But the 500 push ups / day had my shoulders in complete agony.
And what was worse, was that it took well over 2 hours every single day to do the exercises, record them on video, and then upload them online.
So I did not achieve my goal.
I failed by a long shot.
And I’ve been needing to pay up for quite a few months now.
A couple months back I met a guy from Ireland, who is now living in my home city of Perth, Australia.
His name is Martin Howley.
He’s a Diamond member in MOBE, and he’d told me about his goal to ride 200km (over 124 miles) to raise money for a Cancer charity later this year.
I’d committed to donating $1,000 to him when we first met – but had not paid him just yet.
He was becoming annoyed with me.
But little did Martin know I had a surprise planned for him, which you’ll see in this video : )
Enjoy, and if you want to donate money to Martin and the cancer charity he’s involved in, you can do that HERE.
– Matt Lloyd
P.S. In the video there was a mistake. I said that together with MOBE’s donation and the others Martin had, he’d now reached $14,000.
What I didn’t know was that Martin was talking in AUD. So in AUD, the $10,000 MOBE donation will actually take his current overall total closer to $16,000 – comfortably smashing the previous record for most money raised. Well done Martin!